Father’s Day Weekend

A little late, but still ahead of the weekend…… Watanic is hosting their 2nd Warrior Shoot on Saturday with an Open Shoot for GSB on Sunday. This is the Charity Shoot that they host each year and helps to feed hundreds of needy NH citizens. Do what you can and try to pitch in a little something extra. They have several items to raffle off and as most of us know, they have one hell of a nice course for the archery enthusiast. See you there!

As a footnote, our Olympic Class trial has been received fairly well. We do regret our first suggestion of “shooting from the yellow stake”, but as with anything new… we need to be corrected. It should have read “White Stake”. The trial basis continues…..

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Invitation to Olympic Recurve shooters

Some discussion has been had regarding a classification to accommodate shooters using equipment that could be described as Olympic Recurve. This is a trial invitation to evaluate the attendance and interest. If it were to become official, it would be in 2017 and involve the redefinition of FTLRU to broaden the competitive grouping. We will develop class guide as interest and participation demonstrates appropriate. Initially, we will group shooters under OLR, but that is subject to comment and change.

Basic Rule: Any longbow or recurve (stabilizers allowed), any arrow, moveable, non-magnified sight, finger release, Yellow Stake.

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Upcoming weekend

Looking just a bit chilly but very good weather this coming weekend. Westford is next on our shoot schedule and they are looking forward to our arrival. Should be a great day Sunday for a 3D gathering! Try visiting the Clubs’ page on Facebook at Westford Sportsmens Club. See everyone on the field.

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Schedule post for 3D in 2016 and 2017

Our schedule has been posted for the remainder of 2016 and the first three months of 2017. Keep an eye on the main schedule page as there is always the possibility of an update.

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Update to 2016 schedule!!

We just received a confirmation of South Fitchburg taking the shoot date of Sunday, January 17th! Thank you to South Fitchburg for giving us an opportunity hit the course on this weekend. Please pass the word to all our fellow GSB Members.

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2016 is here, lets make it a great start!

Our 2016 3D Season opens this Sunday at the Brentwood Recreational Facility and is hosted by Lamprey River Bowhunters. Typically our biggest single sign-up event of any given season, so be certain to get there early and dress for the weather (like it’s been predictable). Looking forward to seeing everyone and having a strong showing for GSB.

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In memory of Paul S. Nakis

Paul S. Nakis, 64, a resident of Newburyport, MA, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, NH, surrounded by his loving family and close friends.

He was born in Ipswich, MA on February 21, 1951 to Menelaus and Mary (Kokores) Nakis. Paul was educated in Ipswich local schools and later having moved to Newburyport be was a 1969 graduate of Newburyport High School, also a graduate of The Art Institute of New York. He worked as a Police Officer for the Newburyport Police Department until his retirement.

He enjoyed many things in his life which included surfing, camping, gardening, fishing, hunting, and especially cooking. Paul was a great cook! For many years Paul was an instrumental part in helping the Newburyport Greek church to cook for their annual Greek Festivals. In the last 12 years, Pauls passions turned to Archery. he began as a beginner and progressed very quickly to competing in numerous local, regional, national, and world events, where he occasionally placed in the top 3. Not only did he love competing, he became a talented archery coach. He was not only a certified bow hunter education instructor, but achieved a level 2 JOAD (Junior archery Olympic development) instructor certification. Paul’s students not only loved his unique style of teaching, but loved his uplifting and inspiring personality. He also loved and adored his family and liked to spend time with them. He will be sorely missed!

He is survived by his children who will sadly miss him; his son Paul M. Nakis and his wife Valerie of Newton, NH, daughters: Kristen Nakis of Amesbury, Victoria Nakis of Candia, NH, Morgan Nakis of Newburyport, and his three grandchildren: granddaughter Charlie Nakis, and the grand twins Cameron & Thomas Nakis.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:00 and a burial will follow at the New Highland Cemetery in Ipswich, MA.

Family and friends may call on Monday, December 21, 2015 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc. 35 Merrimack St. North Andover, MA, 01845. For more information or to send an online condolence please visit our website at  www.breenfuneralhome.com

Paul S. Nakis FP

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December Events for Archers

News is that Big Al’s Archer’s Paradise is having a Vegas style Money Shoot the weekend of December 12th and 13th. Looks like there will be 60 target lines set to start at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. both days. Entry fee is $25 for each of the four rounds. The event will be held at the new shop location at 141 Bridge Road (Rt 1), Salisbury, MA 01952 (Just 4 Miles South of the old store), Phone: (603)474-3575. Give the Shop a call if you need any more information. Big Al’s Archer’s Paradise.
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Off Season Activities

Sunday, November 15 2015

Turkey Shoot
1PM till it’s done
Turkey Shoot
Birdshot on paper targets at 25 yards
run by the MRGCI Hunter Education Team – All proceeds go to support the Annual Robert C. Heywood Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby …run since 1947, and completely free to all area children and their families!

Birdshot at 25 yards on 8″ paper circle. Closest pellet to the crosshairs (dead center) wins! A mix of skill, gun patterning, and chance! $2 per shot, Club provides all ammo, loaner shotguns available. Winner of each round takes home a turkey.

Visit Monadnock Rod & Gun Club for additional information.

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A young boy will be missed….

Christopher Chester passed away suddenly. Please take a moment and reflect on what we’ve lost.

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